November 7, 2009

Paper Houses and A Lesson on Community Building

Our homeschoolers are already very good in drawing pictures of their dream houses so I thought a 3D house project would be a good try. And they excitedly took the challenge. So here they are:

cutting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pasting

tracing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . designing

I like it when they all focused to what they are doing! Each one of them had to make his/her own house. It wasn't an easy job for the littlest one but can you see who's most excited here?

After "building" their own houses, they're ready to go another level, building a community.

"A church is important in a community." One said and all agreed. Someone volunteered to do the park. "This big one is the school." "No, that's an all-purpose hall for meetings, events and weekend market." "Where's the school?" "No need to build one because all families are homeschooling!" Everyone's satisfied with that solution. So came the naming of the community.

There were many suggestions and so a voting was a must. Happy Village, Fine Community, Colorful Community, Joyful Village, etc. Finally, it's settled.

Welcome to Jolly Ville!

I had so much fun watching them. They've learned more than building a house, don't you think so?

Let us encourage the children to practise building a good community while they are young so that when they grow up they are capable of leading a nation.
- Ruth

1 comment:

  1. I'm so excited about this project that I'm tempted to go and get all of my children out of bed just to see JOLLY VILLE! Ahhh, but I will have self control and wait for morning, LOL!
    Your wonderful ideas are keeping the Dudich Children VERY busy and content these weeks...we are really enjoying these new activities!


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